Energy

Ten Top Tips for a Greener Household

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A Greener Household A few simple changes can make your household a greener place. If you aspire to be kind to the planet, your health and your pocket, check out our ten top tips. How many are you incorporating?    1. On the Scent – Choose Essential Oils, Not Synthetic Air Fresheners In the UK, consumers spend nearly £400…

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Light Bulb Moments – Choosing the Right Energy Efficient Home Lighting

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What Watt is What? How much do you know about the role your choice of lighting plays in reducing carbon emissions?  Most of us have mastered the basics such as screw or bayonet, but what about the eco credentials of various new types of bulbs? When traditional incandescent bulbs were phased out, a brighter future beckoned. However, with a dazzling array…

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The Reality of Not Investing in Renewable Energy

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Let’s look at some of the effects of humanity’s inability to adapt to the use of Renewable Energy, so far. Poor air quality can kill. Ozone pollution can cause respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, throat inflammation, chest pain, and congestion, which results in innumerable deaths each year. Water pollution is purely genocidal. On average, it accounts…

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The Role of Hydroelectric Power

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What is Hydroelectric Power? Flowing water creates energy that can be captured and turned into electricity. This is called hydroelectric power. The most common type of hydroelectric power plant uses a dam on a river to store water in a reservoir. Water released from the reservoir flows through a turbine, spinning it, which in turn activates…

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Electricity Can Be Harnessed from Your Recycled Waste

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Recycled Waste Can Be Turned into Renewable Energy When most people consider renewable energy, they think mostly along the lines of solar, wind and geothermal energy. However, there is another very important source of potential renewable energy that is produced daily, around the globe – garbage. The consumption habits of the modern consumer lifestyle are…

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The Limitless Power of Geothermal Energy

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What is Geothermal Energy? Geothermal energy is the thermal energy that is generated by, and stored within, the Earth itself. In fact, it is the primary source of energy that determines the mean temperature of all matter on Earth. The innermost core of the Earth is a fairly heated, but solid, ball of iron and…

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The Benefits of Harvesting Biomass Energy

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What is Biomass Energy? Biomass energy is organic matter harvested from living, or only very recently deceased, organisms. This can include logs or leafy matter fallen from trees. Biomass can also be the leftover waste materials from any number of human activities. This, depending on the source of the energy, can be converted into a…

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What Can Wave Energy Do?

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What is Wave Energy? Wave energy is the harvesting of the naturally occurring kinetic energy produced by the impact of land and water. Like tidal power, this source of energy is not in as wide use as it really should be, but the concept has been around since the 1890s. The most effective example of…

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The Importance of Harnessing Tidal Power

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What is Tidal Power? Tidal power is a form of renewable energy that converts that natural ebb and flow of the Earth’s tides into electricity. Consider that the Earth’s tidal patterns are fairly regular, given normal weather. It would not be difficult to determine the locations most appropriate for the production of this type of…

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